2015 Session

Budget Amendments - SB800 (Floor Approved)

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Procurement of Pipe Materials (language only)

Item 444 #1s

Item 444 #1s

Department of Transportation

Page 408, following line 52, insert:
"J. Notwithstanding any other provision of law or policy, the Department shall maintain a policy of competitive procurement in storm drain applications. Technical determination of pipe design and materials shall be based upon sound engineering principles as specified by the Department or the engineer of record.  When multiple pipe materials satisfy such technical criteria for a relevant project application, any otherwise sufficient bid specifying one or more of such pipe materials shall be allowed.  No later than November 1 each year the Department shall submit a report to the Chairmen of the House Committees on Appropriations and Transportation and the Senate Committees on Finance and Transportation detailing any project bids during the previous year for which multiple pipe materials satisfying the technical criteria are bid and the Department or engineer of record has determined that a higher priced material should be procured."

(This amendment requires the Department of Transportation to maintain its current policy of competition in qualifying pipe material, and to annually report on any deviation.)